Tennis without the Williamses, for better and worse
Every year since they were booed so heavily in 2001, we've wondered whether the Williams sisters will return to Indian Wells. It had seemed to be a dead issue until the tour's new Roadmap 2009 was announced. In it, the event had been made into a mandatory stop for all qualified women players. Would the Williamses bow to this and end their boycott?
The answer, which came without much discussion, has been a definitive no. WTA chief Larry Scott seems prepared to throw in the towel. He's ...
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